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Installing carbon brushes on Bosch WFK 2401

Hi, I am trying to replace the carbon brushes (part # 154740) on the Bosch WFK 2401 washing machine. Could you list out the steps for replacing carbon brushes. I am having trouble identifying where the brushes are located.


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Remove rear panel of washer.
Remove drive belt.
Unscrew the 2 bolts that hold motor to tub back.
Remove motor plug
Lever notor back with a screwdriver or similar, keeping a firm hold on motor.and remove motor
At the rear end of motor away from pulley you will see the brushes and the armature.
Remove brushes, and if there is less than 4 or 5mm of carbon left, then replace them.
Lightly clean the armature with emery cloth.
Refit in reverse order. Test.
Plz rate my solution.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • teruta
    teruta Aug 28, 2012

    'Remove motor plug'. I cannot see how this is done. Could you help me please with a few details?



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